This list gives a detailed insight into documents contained in the in the literary estate of Joachim Heidrich (Joachim-Heidrich-Nachlass).
The collector Joachim Heidrich (1930–2004) studied Ethnology (Volkskunde) with a focus on Indology and successfully finished his dissertation in 1958. From 1973 to 1981 he held several portfolios for the GDR’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including different positions at the embassy in New Delhi, and the position of the Consulate General of the GDR in Calcutta. From 1981–1989, he worked at the Central Institute of History (Zentralinstitut für Geschichte) followed by the Institute for Universal History (Institut für Allgemeine Geschichte) at the Academy of Sciences (Akademie der Wissenschaften) of the GDR. After that he worked at ZMO’s predecessor institution, the Forschungsschwerpunkt Moderner Orient, until 1995. Since the collection of the Heidrich-Nachlass is not searchable through the ZMO database, this list is an essential tool for the search of documents in this collection.
This list has been compiled in cooperation with the participating students of the seminar “Tracing India in a Berlin Archive”, offered at the Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in WiSe 2017–18 and 2018–19.
The list is linked to the MIDA Archival Reflexicon article „Tracing, Cataloguing, Indexing: Reflections on the Joachim and Petra Heidrich papers in the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient Archive“ by Anandita Bajpai.
For a thematic overwiew of the collection, see the Bestandsbeschreibung in the MIDA database.